Mary P. Snyder


Office: Oklahoma City

Phone: 405.239.6649
Fax: 405.272.5943
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Mary Snyder is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at the firm’s Oklahoma City office.

Mary has focused her practice on exclusively representing employers and management in employment and traditional labor matters since 1999. In her practice, Mary routinely represents clients in the courts, in front of administrative tribunals and in appellate proceedings in regard to litigation brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, as well as other state and federal employment-related laws.

As part of her practice, Mary regularly advises companies and human resource representatives on best employment policies and practices, including proper drafting of a full range of employee-related policies and procedures. Snyder aids clients in regard to understanding potential discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation and wage and hour claims.

Mary also serves our clients with business immigration needs. Snyder advises small, medium and large-size employers on immigration benefits available to meet their global workforce needs, how to manage I-9 compliance and audits and how to handle government audits relating to immigration practices. Mary assists companies with obtaining temporary and/or permanent work status and visas for foreign workers. She also advises employers regarding immigration-related employment discrimination as regulated by the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel and Federal I-9 compliance.

Fluent in Spanish, Mary is able to investigate cases and conduct employee training in Spanish where the workforce so requires.

Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Mary practiced labor and employment law at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP and at Wilson, Turner, Kosmo, LLP, both located in San Diego, CA.

Mary is a regular speaker at continuing education courses for human resource professionals and attorneys regarding various aspects of laws affecting the workplace, obligations when conducting a reduction in force, the ADA, the overlap of various leave laws, and best employment practices.

Snyder received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1999, where she graduated cum laude. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with high honors, from Portland State University.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Labor Law – Management (2018)

Published Works

  • Chapter Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, (BNA 2017)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Five New Year's Resolutions for HR Professionals," Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators Association Luncheon, December 3, 2014, Tulsa, OK

  • Panelist, "Post-Incarceration Employment," Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, January 20, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Spring Training for HR Professionals: Five Top Areas to Improve to Get Your HR Practice Into Shape," Annual OCHRS Seminar, March 26, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Maintain Your Leverage–What You Need to Know for Effective and Legal Reductions in Force, Job Consolidations and Other Measures to Shore Up the Bottom Line When Business is Slow," Oklahoma Human Resources State Conference & Expo, April 16, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "A Day in the Life of a Hospital Administrator: Immigration Concerns," 25th Annual Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Update, April 16, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Boom or Bust: The Changing Face of the Medical Staff," 25th Annual Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Update, April 16, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Compensation Do’s and Don’ts," Hugo Labor & Employment Seminar, July 16, 2015, Hugo, OK

  • Speaker, "How to Navigate the Interactive Accommodation Process for an Individual with a Mental Disability," 2015 Oklahoma Employment Law Disability Conference, October 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Workplace Discrimination Claims: Recognizing Lesser-Known Danger Areas and Determining How to Respond," Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminar, September 17, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Speaker, "Employer Beware—No Good Deed Will Go Unpunished if the Department of Labor Knocks on Your Door," Crowe & Dunlevy Business Risk Management Symposium, April 20, 2016, Cushing, OK

  • Speaker, "New Electronic OSHA Reporting Rule and Anti-Retaliation Provisions," Western Oklahoma Area SHRM Monthly Meeting, September 8, 2016, Weatherford, OK

  • Speaker, "Re-Evaluating Employee Positions Under FLSA," Ponca City Area SHRM Monthly Meeting, September 14, 2016, Ponca City, OK

  • Speaker, "Step Right Up! All You Have to do is Comply with the FLSA," Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminar, September 2016, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK

  • Speaker, "Immigration Law and Policies: Important Issues for HR," Western Oklahoma Area SHRM Monthly Meeting, November 10, 2016, Weatherford, OK

  • Speaker, "Top Ten Items Every Employer Should Audit in 2017," Annual OCHRS Seminar, January 26, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK

Classes Taught

  • "Employment Law Basics: Things every supervisor or manager should know, OCSEA Annual Training Conference, April, 2013
  • "Working Off the Clock?", ERI, July, 2010
  • ADA Q&A: Bring Your Questions, BLR, January, 2010
  • ADA and FMLA: How to Navigate the Intersection of Disability and Leave Laws, BLR, October, 2009
  • California and Federal WARN Acts: An Employer's Duties When Preparing For Lay-Offs In Tough Economic Times, San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, May, 2009
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